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Keratex Hoof Hardener

Keratex Equine Hoofcare
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Keratex Hoof Hardener is a gentle acting chemical formulation which forms additional intermolecular bonds between molecules of keratin through the process of cross-linking. Keratin is the main protein constituent of horn and is best described as the building block of the horn structure. Keratex Hoof Hardener strengthens weak, worn and cracked hooves by improving the molecular structure of the horn itself.

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  • Equally effective in wet & dry conditions.
  • Prevents the horn from taking in excess moisture, making it resistant to softening and weakening in wet conditions. This results in a reduction in shoe loss and abscesses.
  • Keratex Hoof Hardener is not an oil or resin layer and does not seal the hoof.
  • Keratex Hoof Hardener will ensure the treated hoof is able to breathe naturally so the moisture balance is properly maintained.
  • Should also be applied to the sole of the hoof to prevent bruising.
  • Includes brush for application

Apply to lower half of hoof and sole, avoiding coronary band and frog. Use daily for one week then twice weekly for general hoof maintenance. If the hoof has been treated with any oils or greases over the past three months, degrease the hoof thoroughly with acetone before applying Keratex Hoof Hardener. Do not use any oils or greases while using Keratex Hoof Hardener.

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    Keratex Hoof Hardener is rated 4.7218 out of 5 by 133.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Barefoot horses The product works within days. Easy to use. I hope that I can have Rose go barefoot.
    Date published: 2015-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! I first starting using Keratex, when my farrier recommended it for my [then] new horse who had really poor feet. You will not immediately see the results of using Keratex but now, a year later my farrier is so happy with the improvements that he sees on my horse's feet- and I'm happy that I don't have to call the farrier two or three times between appointments!
    Date published: 2015-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Great product! Really helped my horses hooves! Would buy again!
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have hoof care product I have been using Keratex Hoof Hardner for years now and it is something I would not be without.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My farrier said this the best stuff to put on my horse Buzz hoofs he getting line crakes in 3 off his hoofs and this made his feet harder and using smarthoof supplements would help grow out crakes and his feet are much better
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can tell a huge difference in the overall health of my horse's hooves!
    Date published: 2014-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Purchased this on recommendation of my farrier. Satisfied with product results, easy to apply.
    Date published: 2014-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stays barefoot! This is the first summer I tried Keratex after reading recommendations about it on a Facebook post. If I kept my gelding barefoot during the warmer 6 months of the year he gets ragged edges and cracks in his hooves. I had to resort to putting on at least front shoes to keep his feet looking nice. With the Keratex I can keep him barefoot and his hooves stay nice and solid year round. While the product seems expensive, it is a bargain compared to a set of shoes every 6 weeks.
    Date published: 2014-10-28
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